Elizabeth Bernich

Elizabeth Bernich

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth “Liz” Bernich is a partner in Caldwell’s Financial Services and Private Equity and Venture Capital practices. ​

With over 15 years of search experience, she has led senior level searches across a diverse set of roles in investments, finance, marketing, and investor relations for clients that span private equity, alternative and traditional investment management, insurance, investment banking, capital markets, technology and real estate.  ​

Liz has successfully led a multitude of searches for clients seeking to expand geographically as well as into new product/specialization markets. The combination of a robust targeted research process in combination with enhanced personality assessment has allowed for an exceptional track record of success for her clients.

Having joined the search industry in 1996, Liz has played a variety of roles across the company during her tenure. In addition to her search responsibilities, she previously served as chief operating/financial officer of Cromwell Partners, which was acquired by Caldwell in 2009.


Prior to joining the firm, Liz was an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, focusing on multi-faceted, global clients such as Marsh & McLennan and Sotheby’s.


She graduated from Villanova University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and holds her CPA certification. ​

More About Elizabeth

Liz is passionate about mission-driven companies, such as those in the environmental, infrastructure, energy and technology sectors, and is a prominent champion of diversity.​

As a co-founder of FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) in March 2020, Liz has been recognized by the NYSE, New York Life Foundation and Junior League for her leadership to support first responders, healthcare professionals and small business owners who served so valiantly and suffered greatly during the COVID-19 crisis.

Recent Feedback

In addition to professionalism, knowledge and transparency, I would say Liz and Scott’s follow-through at every step of the process was invaluable (and rare).” – Co-Head of Investor Relations, Echo Capital Management

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